basil & salt’s last minute sides, tips, tricks and ideas
Slicing, dicing, baking and prepping. The countdown begins.
If you are looking for a couple of quick and simple side dishes, we have you covered. The best part about these two recipes is, these work any time of the year. Before we launch into those though, we have a few tips and time savers that will make your prep of the holiday turkey dinner just a bit easier.
Simple is key here. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, roast for an hour and reduce temp to 350 degrees and continue cooking for about 2.5 more hours, or until golden and cooked through.
Tip: 15 minutes per pound, 165 degrees when thermometer is inserted into thigh. (A 14 pound turkey needs about 3.5 hours)
Stuffing or Dressing
The night before
Saute your ingredients as you normally would then cool, cover and chill. When you are ready to create your stuffing, remove from refrigerator, heat up ingredients in pan, the butter will melt and you can continue with your stuffing or dressing recipes as usual.
If you have the room in your refrigerator, doing this the night before saves an enormous amount of time and clean up the next day.
Wash, peel and cut your potatoes the usual way and put them in the pan you will cook them in. Cover with cold water, add the lid and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to start cooking them.
When you’re ready, take them out of the refrigerator, remove the lid and cook as usual.
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oven roasted brussels sprouts and carrots
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a beautiful and delicious side dish for all seasons. ingredients you can also use
simple seasonal salad
a beautiful and delicious side dish for all seasons.
you can also use